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I might be moving to Florida....


rafik 18 | 589  
2 Jun 2008 /  #1
i just watched a program about real estate in florida.3 double bedroom hous with pool and 2000sqm of land costs about 105.000£=210.000$.wow.a stupid flat in warsaw costs at least 250000$.how come?

i might be selling my flat and moving across the pond...
Franek 8 | 271  
2 Jun 2008 /  #2
RAFIK;
You can do better than what you quoted. It is now a buyers market in Florida.
You can buy a beautiful 2000 sq. ft. house with three bedrooms, two baths,a two car garage and pool on a nice lot for under $ 200.000.,00.

Unskilled labor starts at $13.00 an hour, Skilled labor can go up to $30.00 an hour.
FLORIDA is GODS country.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
2 Jun 2008 /  #3
@rafik
But you should also learn some Spanish as well - i read there are many Mexicans, Puertoricans and other 'guests' for whom speaking English is passé :/

105.000£

That's a bummer indeed, that would buy me only 1-2 bedroom flat in Glasgow.
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
2 Jun 2008 /  #4
Are you aware of the heat and humidity and hurricanes in Florida? Some people don't mind those things, especially if they don't like living in a cold climate, but the real estate show probably didn't mention them.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
2 Jun 2008 /  #5
Add to this 6-meter-snakes and crocodiles.
Franek 8 | 271  
2 Jun 2008 /  #6
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Shewolf;
Why are you telling Rafik all of that garbage. Sure we have hurricanes. We have snakes. and gators too. I have lived here for 35 years and have yet to see a snake in the wild. Gators yes, if you look for them.

I dont speak spanish or mexican. But I never had a problem with them. LA has many more Mexicans than all of Florida
They also have EL NINO, the Santa Anna winds, and are sitting right on the San Andreas fault waiting for the big quake.
The rest of America has tornado's. SO WHAT.
And oh yes. We have loads of Polish people here. They are not concentrated like in the Northern Cities. But trust me.. We are here
polishgirltx  
2 Jun 2008 /  #7
Florida:
-nice beaches,
-hot, humid summers,
-mild winters,
-lots of old people,
-lots of alligators,
-delicious seafood,
-many Polish communities,
-ah, and veeeeery strong winds, sometimes hurricanes,
-tons of fun places for young people,
-many pink houses,
-...

enjoy :))
sledz 23 | 2,250  
2 Jun 2008 /  #8
Unskilled labor starts at $13.00 an hour, Skilled labor can go up to $30.00 an hour.

Wages are alot lower than that in Florida, most ppl have 2 jobs just to get by.

Its true there are some good deals on Real Estate right now.

Ft. Myers, Bh is my favorite place, I lived there for 7 years before
I moved back to Chicago...
More money to be made in the Northern states compared to the South
polishgirltx  
2 Jun 2008 /  #9
More money to be made in the Northern states compared to the South

yes, but how about the costs of living?

hey sledzik :) are you going to stay longer with us or disappear again? ;))
sledz 23 | 2,250  
2 Jun 2008 /  #10
yes, but how about the costs of living?

Its cheaper in Florida, I still dont think they have a state Income tax which is
always nice and food is cheaper there.
I remember people used to say you get half your pay in sunshine..lol
I made some good money as a bartender while down there.

hey sledzik :) are you going to stay longer with us or disappear again? ;))

Hmmm,,, I`ll be around Taste of Polonia will be here soon....cant wait:)
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
2 Jun 2008 /  #11
I dont speak spanish or mexican.

how does someone speak mexican?
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
2 Jun 2008 /  #12
i might be moving to florida....

Learn Spanish, write up your will, get lots of sheets of plywood to board up the windows on "rainy days", be prepared to meet lots and lots of retirees.

Other than that it's a nice place. To visit.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
2 Jun 2008 /  #13
Learn Spanish

or cuban style spanish if you go to the miami area
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
3 Jun 2008 /  #14
yes, but how about the costs of living?

Florida's cost of living is rediculously low. Unfortunately the salaries are the same. I live in one of the most expensive areas in the US, and I'm dying to relocate. I'm hoping to be able to take my salary with me.

Florida is awesome. I used to live in Live Oak which is in the middle of nowhere on the Suwannee River. It's a great place if you like to:

Fish, golf, eat seafood, shelling, chill on the beach, get aggrivated at the old folk, hunt, get chased down by wild boar, catch an armadillo, drive on grated roads, deal with high winds, party with the spring breakers, windsurf, kite board, water ski, swim with manatee, swim with sharks/ dolphin, catch alligator, bbq, be eaten to death by skeeters, find points (arrowheads), watch cubans fresh off the boat run through the streets, thong watch in Miami ( a little sth for everyone), visit Disney, party on pleasure island, suck down raw oysters (mniammmm), etc.

You'll have fun :)
polishgirltx  
3 Jun 2008 /  #15
lol...rafik, you better get a life insurance ;)
OP rafik 18 | 589  
6 Jun 2008 /  #16
hey guys you are awesome.thanx for all the advice and nice words:)
well,i won't be moving to this beautiful state because i like a diffrent kind of weather.gators aren't my favourite pets too..jokes aside.i just was shocked after watching this program and realising that we are being ripped off.just can't get my head rount this.how come that we pay more and get less than people who live in one of the richest country in the world.
turin - | 16  
24 Jun 2008 /  #17
Why do you think you get less? YOU get to live in PL. Location, location, location. Don't artificially hype up FL, y'all. There are a few ridiculously expensive cities on the coast and then everything else is pretty much a whole lot of nothing (piney woods). Oh, ya, that reminds me. Don't expect a bunch of tropical ambience, either, unless you are rich, you will live in the pine tree forrest.
mafketis 24 | 8,943  
24 Jun 2008 /  #18
As a native-born Floridian I feel qualified to comment on my home state...

The good ...

Climate: At least on the coasts, inland it's hot and humid and sticky.

Coasts: There's no bad coastline in Florida, it's all interesting or beautiful in one way or the other.

Variety: There's actually about five different Floridas. There's Miami-Cuban Florida, Old people Florida, Old South Florida (paradoxically in the north of the state), Cracker Florida, Cowboy Florida (yeah, there are real cowboys in Florida, always have been)... Plus there's lot of interesting local varieties and subcultures.

Food: In terms of raw ingredients, there's lots of fresh vegetables year round and great seafood, lots of interesting ethnic food

The bad...

Yankees: Lots of folks move from the North to Florida and then go around telling people how they did things 'back North'. Locals hate them.

Crime: Typically half or more of the cities with the highest rates of crime (including violent crime) are found in Florida.

No live culture: Things like theater, concerts, you know live cultural events are few and far between once you get outside of a couple of big cities. Get used to watching tv and plenty of it. There's not much else going on.

Bad infrastructure: Drinking water is low quality, and the construction industry creates infrastructure needs that it can't fill. The philosophy has always been build now, let someone else worry about infrastructure.

Low pay: No state income tax and no unions and lots of untrained people (local and imported) who'll be glad to work for less than you.

Cars: Because of the philosophy of building out and not up, hardly anywhere in Florida has anything like public transportation and in most places bikes are not feasible. So, you've gotta drive to do anything. Lots of retirees when they get too old to drive become horribly lonely shut ins.

Tourists: For three or four months they clog up everything and add their cars to the general turmoil on the roads. They make up one of the state's biggest industries and locals hate them.

Varmints: Two meter long rattlesnakes that are liable to show up anywhere (and which are all but invisible when coiled in the bushes), alligators, sharks, stingrays. Florida has many animals that want to kill you. Mosquitos are only kept in check by massive insecticide use (which probably has some bad effects of its own)
Wahldo  
24 Jun 2008 /  #19
If you work in any kind of IT Florida is a hot spot right now, particularly around Miami.

See Dice.com.
turin - | 16  
24 Jun 2008 /  #20
mafketis,

I'm just going to take a wild guess that you're from south FL, I-4 or further. Although there is also a possibility that you are from that much nicer but less well known area (of which I dare not speak).
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
25 Jun 2008 /  #21
Yankees: Lots of folks move from the North to Florida and then go around telling people how they did things 'back North'. Locals hate them

Of course, they're all old and drive slow :) They were probably saying how the food in (besides fresh seafood) FL is horrible. 1 tip...... Never eat pizza in FL.

Other than bad food, old people and hurricanes; It's a fine place to live :)
sledz 23 | 2,250  
25 Jun 2008 /  #22
Never eat pizza in FL

Yeah dont do it, they think Pizza Hut tastes good..yuck!
Theres only 2 places where they make good Pizza...N.Y. or Chicago

I miss those Cuban sandwiches they are the best:)
Guest  
25 Jun 2008 /  #23
turin,

I grew up between Sarasota (lovely, one of my favorite FL cities in the day) and Ft Myers (not ... so nice)
Franek 8 | 271  
25 Jun 2008 /  #24
Florida teen loses arm in alligator attack
20 hours ago

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen who was attacked by an 11 1/2-foot alligator lost his arm, but managed to escape with his life after poking the animal in the eye.

A sheriff's office report says Kasey Edwards was hanging out with friends beside a canal in Okeechobee (oh-kee-CHOH'-bee) County on Sunday when he decided to go swimming.

Information from: The Stuart News, tcpalm.com
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
25 Jun 2008 /  #25
Swimming in an alliagtor hole/river is not generally a good idea then
Franek 8 | 271  
25 Jun 2008 /  #26
One of the bad things about Florida/
sledz 23 | 2,250  
25 Jun 2008 /  #27
I grew up between Sarasota (lovely, one of my favorite FL cities in the day) and Ft Myers (not ... so nice)

I have to agree Sarasota is nicer, Siesta Key is beautiful.
We had Sanibel and Captiva Islands though?
The city if Ft.Myers has some nasty parts,
I lived on Ft. Myers Bh thats where all the fun is at:)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
25 Jun 2008 /  #28
Sarasota, home of Macho Man Randy Savage, hehehe
sledz 23 | 2,250  
25 Jun 2008 /  #29
and P.T. Barnum " theres a sucker born every minute"
Ringling bros, circus.

I dont know why I remember that?????
Franek 8 | 271  
25 Jun 2008 /  #30
SARASOTA,also had LIDO beach.. A top less beach.. UMMM many a day that I spent there

They closed it down.
No big deal. You can always go to the outer islands,between BOCA GRANDE and SANIBEL by boat and see it all.

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